Sam Haas specializes in the thoughtful planning and execution of authentic and impactful communications, public and stakeholder engagement, and organizational strategies. She brings a tailored focus on meaningful collaborative–process design, consensus-driven decision making, and facilitation.
She has experience managing and facilitating processes on a broad range of issues, including strategic planning, urban and rural development, natural–resource management and forest and watershed health, among others. Inclusivity, compassion and outcome-focused strategy drive her in supporting organizations to engage in and productively overcome any challenges to accomplish their goals.
Through her constructive, considerate, and goal-oriented approach, Sam offers clients and the audiences most important to their success opportunities to build relationships and develop a shared understanding – the cornerstones of any successful effort. Throughout her career, her desire to help people find common ground on complex and challenging issues has served as her foundation.
Prior to joining GBSM, Sam worked as a Senior Associate at Peak Facilitation Group, where she led several long-term collaborative stakeholder processes. She began her career at the Kettering Foundation, a research foundation in Dayton, OH focused on making democracy work as it should and empowering people to collectively address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation.
Sam is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, with a Masters in Conflict Resolution. She is a proud Vermont native and moved to Denver in 2015. She spends most of her free time being dragged up mountains by her dog, Bandit, or knitting on her couch.